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Conn. Native Named Rhodes Scholar

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Harvard College student from Connecticut is among the thirty-two American students named Sunday in the newest group of Rhodes Scholars.

Hamden native Julian Gewirtz was given the prestigious honor Sunday. He and the other recipients will be awarded scholarships to study at Oxford University in England.

Gewirtz is a senior history major at Harvard who has won prizes for his poetry and speaks fluent Mandarin. He is publisher of the Harvard Advocate, a columnist for the Harvard Crimson and writes about China-related issues for the Huffington Post.

He attended the private Hopkins School in New Haven.

Gewirtz intends to pursue a degree in modern Chinese studies at Oxford.

The new Rhodes Scholars also include seven Yale University students from out of state.

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